Miguel knows better than to diss El Chapo, and proved it when we put him on the spot with a hypothetical pregunta.
The singer -- who's half black, half Mexican -- was at LAX Tuesday when our photog posed a perplexing question: if the notorious drug lord listened to Miguel's music in his prison cell ... would Miguel be flattered?
You gotta check out Miguel's initial reaction and eventual answer. His unspoken point, we think ... why offend a drug cartel leader? Just ain't smart for biz.